The food court inside Torrance’s Mitsuwa Marketplace continues to provide reasons to return, whether that’s new vendors or their annual Japanese Gourmet Food Fair that celebrates regional dishes. Sutadonya is new stall that specializes in Japanese rice bowls and small plates. The company has been in business since 1971 and has more than two-dozen locations across Japan, plus a second stateside branch inside the Mitsuwa store in Chicago’s suburbs.
Sutadon ($7.99) is their signature garlic pork bowl featuring thin-sliced pork strips, onions, and secret garlic-shoyu sauce served over steamed white rice. The rice absorbs the sticky, savory sauce. Each bowl comes with a choice of fried egg or poached egg. I opted for fried, which was firm and oddly shaped, but that’s forgivable when pork is the point.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.